Cayenne pepper/capsicum is said to improve blood flow which is crucial to stimulating hair growth. This may be beneficial to people suffering from alopecia, excessive breakage or those with bald spots. Its red color is due to its high vitamin A content.
How people use it…
Some people mix 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper with 1 cup of EVOO to make a paste and massage into their scalp. They leave the paste in for a minimum of 20 to 30 minutes and then rinse. It is typically used 2-3 times per week.
Many users complain that the mix burns and suggest using milk or conditioner to soothe the burning when rinsing. They also complain of sometimes seeing the pepper in their hair if they haven’t washed it thoroughly, but you can boil the pepper and strain with a cheese cloth to prevent this issue.
If this seems remotely appealing to you, be careful and do a patch test.
Repost, Originally posted 2/7/08